Computation of two-dimensional blocked flow normal to a flat plate

William C. Lasher

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Abstract

A commercial CFD code (FIDAP) is used to compute two-dimensional blocked flow normal to a flat plate. Both quasi-steady and transient computations were performed using a variety of turbulence models. The quasi-steady computations underpredict drag and are not sensitive to the choice of turbulence model, but provide excellent prediction of the effects of blockage on drag. The transient simulations do a very good job of predicting the actual value of the drag, and are sensitive to the choice of turbulence model. The application of CFD to separated flow aerodynamics is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-513
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering

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